Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (U)
Adapted from Dav Pilkey’s children’s books, David Soren’s computeranimated adventure is like a pair of oft-worn pants: saggy and frayed in places, but structurally sound. The film offers enough puerile humour to keep youngsters young audiences sniggering with glee. Friends George Beard (voiced by Kevin Hart) and Harold Hutchins (Thomas Middleditch) hypnotise their mean-spirited headteacher (Ed Helms) and convince him he’s a superhero called Captain Underpants, who gallivants around wearing just a pair of Y-fronts and a flowing red cape.
47 Metres Down (15)
Horror thriller pits two sisters (Mandy Moore and Claire Holt), against one of cinema’s most tenacious predators – the great white shark. Unlike Steven Spielberg’s 1975 classic Jaws or yesteryear’s The Shallows, this film subverts the usual damsel in distress set-up by stranding his protagonists inside a submerged shark cage with a diminishing oxygen supply, decompression sickness ... and sharks.